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Four boys died in a house fire in London, Metropolitan police confirm. The two sets of twins, ages 3 and 4, were left home alone in the row house on Collingwood Road in Sutton at around 7 p.m. Thursday.

60 firefighters arrived within 3 minutes and fire crews entered the property. The four boys -- Kyson and Bryson, 4, and Leyton and Logan, 3, were located quickly and fire crews performed CPR.

"The children were taken to a local hospital. And, sadly, those four children died later that evening," London Fire Brigade Deputy Commissioner Richard Mills said. "The cause of the fire is currently unknown and we have fire investigation teams on scene at present along with the Metropolitan Police to determine the cause of the fire."

Scotland Yard confirmed police arrested the boys' 27-year-old mother on suspicion of child neglect for leaving the minors home alone. She remains in custody.

The boys' father, Dalton Hoath, is reportedly "devastated" and inconsolable.

"My son has been up all night and he's shattered," said Jason Hoath. "He's trying to get some sleep. He's not in a good way as you can imagine."

"I've lost four grandchildren and he's lost his kids as well. It's all the more heartbreaking because their presents were all piled under the tree ready for them."

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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5 Black males have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson.

Metropolitan police announced the arrests of five males, ages 17, 18, 19, 25, and 28, on suspicion of attempted murder.

Johnson, 27, was shot in the head at a party in London early Sunday. She is listed in critical condition.

Police say Johnson was not targeted and her shooting was random.

"We are aware of Sasha's involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK," Commander Alison Heydari said. "We are also not aware of any reports of threats made against her prior to this incident.

Johnson attended a garden party with approximately 30 guests at 3 a.m. when a shot rang out.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard said "four black males wearing dark clothing" gained entry into the garden and in the ensuing chaos a weapon discharged, striking Johnson.

The suspects then fled the garden and dispersed into the surrounding neighborhood.


A British woman said she was threatened with a police visit to her home if she didn't download a Covid-19 tracking app.

According to, the woman from Skipton tested positive for COVID-19 and immediately self-isolated in her home.

What followed was a flurry of 20 texts from the National Health Service (NHS) demanding that she download the NHS "track and trace" App.

She refused to download the app since she is already self-isolating. Her refusal prompted a phone call from the Test and Trace system. The caller threatened her with a "police check at your address if you do not download the app."

According to, the track and trace app is "completely voluntary" and authorities have no grounds to enforce downloads.

England and Wales are under emergency "Tier 3" lockdowns which means everything is shut down except hospitals and grocery stores.

Residents are stopped at the entrance to grocery stores by police who ask them what they plan to purchase inside. Only "essential items" may be purchased. Items such as cakes, sanitary napkins, makeup, books and clothing are not considered essential items.

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London is also banning protests of more than two people. It is unlawful to gather in large crowds to demonstrate against London's restrictive lockdowns.

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Protests such as this Black Lives Matter demonstration on June 20 are outlawed in London, England, at least until December.


Cops raided the set of singer Dua Lipa's upcoming music video after concerned locals reported the star for violating lockdown rules.

According to British tabloid The Sun, the "New Rules" star was accompanied by a large crew on the set in Shoreditch, east London, on Wednesday night.

According to onlookers, Dua and her crew didn't adhere to social distancing regulations.

"Dua and her entourage were having the time of their lives, but for those living around them it was a nightmare," the locals said. "It looked as though the people on the shoot were breaking rules and social distancing was totally out of the question.


"There were extras and what appeared to be dancers swarming around. Some people looked as though they were drinking too, so it ended up being quite rowdy," the source added.

"People in the area are respecting the law, so to see a pop star openly break it was poor form. Someone called the police. It was late at night and deserted there but, ultimately, it's a smack in the face for locals who had to listen to it going on."

It's not the first time the artist has been criticized for not following coronavirus rules. In August, the "Physical" hitmaker came under fire for attending a large social gathering in California during the pandemic.

Dua, a 25-year-old Libra, worked as a waitress in London while living on her own at age 15. She gained fame by posting cover songs on YouTube.

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The two-time Grammy winner began dating Anwar Hadid, Bella and Gigi's little brother, in 2019. Anwar and Dua are seen strolling in Soho in New York City on September 29, 2020.


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